Vegan Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

This Fresh Strawberry Buttercream Frosting Recipe is delicious and easy!

Course baking, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baking, birthday, buttercream, dairyfreedessert, easy, gluten free, recipe, vegan
Prep Time 25 minutes
Chill time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Calories 385 kcal
Author admin


  • 2 cups vegetable shortening
  • 1 12.25 oz jar Smuckers Marshmallow Topping
  • 1 cup strawberries freshly diced
  • 4 cups powdered sugar


  1. First break up vegetable shortening alone with electric mixer (it’s very thick).

    Fresh Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
  2. Add smuckers marshmallow topping and mix.

  3. Combine strawberries to mixture and blend until frosting turns pink.

  4. Lastly, add powdered sugar one cup at a time, blending on slow in between cups. (Otherwise you will have a powdered sugar explosion!).

  5. Blend all the way on high until thoroughly combined. 

Recipe Video

This is seriously my favorite vegan buttercream frosting recipe so far! The strawberries blend in perfectly to create the loveliest pink color. In this vegan strawberry frosting. Keep scrolling for this Fresh Strawberry Buttercream Frosting Recipe.

I haven’t made vegan buttercream frosting or any desserts in a few months. However today is my daughters 1st birthday and I’m making her a strawberry cake with strawberry buttercream frosting! We will eat delicious vegan desserts with vegan strawberry frosting today to celebrate! 

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Regular buttercream frosting often has egg yokes, butter, and/or heavy cream. Furthermore marshmallows generally contain gelatin. Gelatin is in many sugary products rendering them no longer vegan. It is a gelatinous ingredient made from pork and other animal materials. This vegan strawberry frosting is easy to make

vegan strawberry buttercream frosting recipe
Strawberry Frosting

About the ingredients: vegan strawberry frosting

Another accidentally vegan ingredient is Smuckers Marshmallow Topping. This marshmallow flavored syrup does not contain gelatin, rendering it vegan! Smuckers marshmallow topping makes this Fresh Strawberry Buttercream Frosting Recipe so delicious.

Marshmallows are generally not vegan due to the fact they contain gelatin. The gelatin creates the shape and texture. However Smuckers marshmallow topping does not need gelatin. And it makes vegan strawberry frosting so delicious.

Another ingredient for this Fresh Strawberry Buttercream Frosting Recipe is vegetable shortening. It is thick and creamy. Vegetable Shortening is hydrogenated fat made from vegetable oil. Frostings become thicker and more stable.. 

Vegetable shortening is a great vegan alternative to lard or butter for baking purposes. It is solid at room temperature and does not need refrigeration. Therefore you can Store it up to one year. It makes the best vegan strawberry frosting.

The next ingredient is powdered sugar. Powdered sugar is also called confectioners sugar or icing sugar. It is made by grinding sugar into a powder.

You can actually make it at home. Just put granulated sugar in a coffee grinder! It is used in many icings and frostings. This frosting is so good on vanilla or chocolate cakes and cupcakes! Using fresh strawberries gives this frosting the loveliest aroma. Thanks for visiting Anyreasonvegans vegan dessert recipes.

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